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If you like charming little romantic comedies, FOOLS RUSH IN ($30) is a film you are certain to enjoy. FOOLS RUSH IN stars Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek as a couple whose chance meeting and one night stand leads to a lifetime commitment. Perry is Alex Whitman; an uptight New York executive assigned to open a new club for his company in Las Vegas. Hayek is Isabel Fuentes, a free spirit Mexican-American photographer whose dream is to publish a book of pictures of the desert landscape surrounding Las Vegas. Even though they are polar opposites, Alex and Isabel are irresistibly drawn to one another, which leads to a culture clash with their respective families. The film’s romantic "love conquers all" attitude makes it funny and winning. The cast of FOOLS RUSH IN also includes Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez, Tomás Milián, Siobhan Fallon, John Bennett Perry, Suzanne Snyder and Jill Clayburgh.

Columbia TriStar Home Video offers FOOLS RUSH IN in both Letterboxed and full screen presentations. The full screen presentation is cropped, although not too much is missing from the sides of the image. Image and color quality is very good on the full screen transfer. The Letterboxed presentation features the 16:9 anamorphic enhancement for wide screen televisions and frames FOOLS RUSH IN very close to its theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. Knockout is a good word for the Letterboxed transfer. Color reproduction is phenomenal, as is the crisp and detailed image. Digital compression artifacts were hardly noticeable on either version.

The Dolby Digital 5.1 channel soundtrack had a pleasing mix that tended to favor music over any sort of overtly directional effect. Other soundtrack options include a matrixed Dolby Surround track as well as Spanish and French language tracks. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish and French.

The interactive menus offer access to a theatrical trailer as well as the standard scene and language features.




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THE CINEMA LASER is written, edited and published by Derek M. Germano.



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